Genealogy from the perspective of a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormon, LDS)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Duplicate Photos Flooding FamilySearch Memories

One of the newer features of the website is the individualized startup or home page. Some of the things featured are newly posted photos of your (and my) relatives. This newly added photo of my Great-grandmother is a duplicate of a photo that is already on the website. This photo of my ancestor, George Jarvis, outlined in red, has at least eleven copies in the Memories.You can see three of the copies in this screenshot.

You can also see multiple copies of other photos in this same screenshot. Presently, there is no way to edit or remove photos that you, yourself, did not upload to the program. Based on what I see in the Memories photos, very few people check for duplicate images before uploading a photo. Maybe it is time to have a warning or require a check for duplicates warning before uploading anything to the website. Just a thought.

1 comment:

  1. Just be glad the pictures are of the person. On one of the profiles I track someone has posted a random picture of a painted picture of flowers in a pot. For the same profile a person has posted a picture of a person with the same name, but it is not that person. In several other profiles I have seen pictures of stock photos of people, who are not the person in question. Thank goodness for Google image search.

    FamilySearch Family Tree let us detach pictures and then let the "battles" begin.